Dan Smye-Rumsby
15 January 2016

Sarsfield in Ski Cross World Cup action whilst Ryding prepares for Wengen

British Ski Cross Team

Emily Sarsfield was back in World Cup Ski Cross action yesterday in Watles, Italy where she narrowly missed out on qualification for Saturday’s race, despite putting in an excellent performance. In her first World Cup race post injury, Sarsfield said: “"I was just looking for a good feeling, so was shocked, but really happy with the result. I was just 0.4 off qualification, and after coming back earlier than I expected to the World Cup circuit, I was going a bit into the unknown, but I was really happy with how I skied." 

Today sees the second qualification race, weather permitting, for Sunday’s finals.

Delancey British Alpine Team

After his 27th place in last weekend’s tough World Cup Slalom in Adelboden, Dave Ryding is now in Wengen for Sunday’s World Cup Slalom where he finished 25th last season. Dave is hoping to better last year’s result and solidify his standing in the world’s top 15.

Alex Tilley is racing in today’s Slalom in Flachau, Austria, and then in the GS on Sunday alongside teammate Cara Brown - her first World Cup of the season. This follows Cara’s 57th and 67th place in this week’s Europa Cup Downhills in Altenmarkt. Today’s Super G is cancelled due to the weather. 

In yesterday’s Europa Cup Super G in Radstadt-Reiteralm, Jack Gower finished 81st and Max Baggio finished 85th position. Paul Henderson will be racing in the Zell am See Europa Cup this weekend in two Slalom races on Saturday and Sunday.

British Nordic Team

This weekend sees Andrew Young of the British Nordic Team racing in Saturday’s Freestyle Sprint race in the World Cup in Planica, Slovenia.

GB Park and Pipe Team

Whilst most of the GB Park and Pipe team finish up training in Breckenridge before heading to Mammoth World Cup or the European Open in Laax next week, snowboarder Rowan Coultas will be representing Great Britain over in China for the 14th Red Bull Open. Hosted in Nanshan, Rowan will be hoping to defend his place on the podium this weekend in the host country of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

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